The Coalition advocates for increased provincial government involvement in housing in the following areas:
– increased investment in both the supply and the quality of social housing
– increased investment in affordable rental housing
– raising Employment and Income Assistance rates.
Below are actions taken by the Coalition regarding provincial involvement.
Kirsten Bernas, Chair of the Provincial Working Group of the Right to Housing Coalition, Research and Policy Manager at CCEDNet Manitoba and a CCPA Manitoba Research Associate provides an analysis of housing measures in the the recent 2017 Provincial Budget. Read more
Read article in today’s Winnipeg Free Press written by Kirsten Bernas, Chair of the Provincial Working Group of the Right to Housing Coalition, on the need for a bold vision to address the need for more affordable housing as the Province brings down its budget on Tuesday, April 11th. Affordable housing needs bold vision – […]
At a National Housing Day event held in Winnipeg and hosted by the Right to Housing Coalition on November 17th, the report, Building a Community Asset: The Ongoing Need for Social Housing in Manitoba by Josh Brandon, Community Animator at the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg was released. Click here to read the report.
The Provincial Working Group of the Right to Housing Coalition has made several recommendations to the Province of Manitoba as it consults with Manitobans on housing needs to develop future priorities of Manitoba Housing. To read the submission click here
Take a look at the Right to Housing Coalition’s submission to the provincial government regarding housing recommendations for the 2017 Budget. 2017 Budget Submission
The Winnipeg Free Press has published an op-ed regarding housing policy written by Clark Brownlee and Laura Rempel of the Coalition. Entitled “Ask_them_about_Manitoba’s_Poorly_housed” the commentary highlights housing issues for low income Manitobans and political party responses to community concerns regarding low income housing heard during the provincial election campaign.
Right to Housing and Make Poverty History Manitoba are organizing a rally at the steps of the Legislative Building at noon on Thursday, April 23rd to support expenditures in the upcoming provincial government to reduce poverty levels in Manitoba.
The Right to Housing Coalition along with Make Poverty History Manitoba has submitted two funding requests for the upcoming 2015 provincial budget. The requests are outlined in a background paper and letter written in December to Premier Selinger. Backgrounder Letter to Premier
Right to Housing has written Premier Selinger applauding the $20 million that has been committed in the 2014 budget to poverty reduction through the New Rent Assist program. The March 24th letter can be read in the link below. Budget 2014
The Coalition submitted recommendations to the Honourable Stan Struthers, Minister of Finance for the provincial budget. Included in the recommendations: . make one-third of promised 2500 units of affordable housing to be rent-geared-to-income. . increase the housing allowance of Employment and Income Assistance recipients to 75% of median market rent levels . provide a PST […]